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Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre Eases Back Pain due to Spinal Stenosis

Stenosis. If you are over 50 and experience pangs of or full-on back pain, stenosis is a recognizable term. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre treats many 50+ year olds wanting relief of Toronto back pain and leg pain. And for good reason: our Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management eases the back pain and leg pain related to lumbar spinal stenosis.

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS

Lumbar spine stenosis is a growing diagnosis in our aging population. A new practice guideline was just published that provided three recommendations for treatment of lumbar spine stenosis to relieve pain, decrease disability, enhance quality of life, and improve walking ability. First, non-drug options: advice on lifestyle and behavioral changes with exercise, manual therapy, rehab, acupuncture, post-operative rehab and 12 weeks of cognitive behavioral therapy if surgery has already been done. Second, drug therapy may be tried: serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants. Number 3, these pharmacological drug therapies aren’t recommended: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, calcitonin, methylcobalamin, paracetamol, muscle relaxants, opioids, pregabalin, gabapentin, and epidural steroidal injections. (1) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre offers the first line recommended options for Toronto back pain relief: manual therapy, exercise, advice, etc.

MANUAL THERAPY OPTION SPECIFICALLY: Flexion Distraction Cox® Technic

Manual therapy is proving to be quite effective in treating lumbar spinal stenosis issues. A new report shares the effects of manual manipulation in a comprehensive discussion of Cox® Technic, a manual manipulation treatment used by 64% of US chiropractic physicians including your own Toronto chiropractor. This recent study is out of Korea, so Cox® Technic is being implemented around the globe now! The authors explained that lumbar spinal stenosis is a degenerative spine disease in which spinal nerves are compressed as spinal vertebral bones narrow due to disc degeneration. Spinal stenosis causes not only back pain but also other issues like intermittent claudication, leg pain sciatica, and lower extremity weakness. Cox® Technic was used in a comparison study for care of stenosis. The patients’ visual analogue scale and Oswestry Disability Index scores were significantly lowered in the experimental group patients over the control group patients. The authors described how the flexion distraction technique (aka Cox® Technic) is designed to restore the normal spinal joint function and movement by opening the facet joints, reducing the stresses on the posterior disc, restoring facet joint motion, lowering the disc pressure, making a larger spinal canal area, increasing disc height, and thereby relaxing compressed nerves. The researchers further explained that flexion-distraction focuses on a specific segment of the spine, affects the epiphyseal joint allowing a distraction of the anterior and posterior longitudinal ligaments, and relaxes the facet joint. Negative pressure was produced in the disc space by widening the canal space. (2) They referenced other studies that found a 65% decreased pressure inside the disc (3) and related that not only is back pain relieved with flexion distraction, but so too is pain and physical function owing to a severely prolapsed disc. (4,5) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre finds the same. Our Toronto back pain patients experience relief with Cox® Technic, too.

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Michael McMurray on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the effectiveness and gentleness of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his lumbar spinal stenosis patients who didn’t think he would ever find relief.                                     

Make your next Toronto chiropractic appointment with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. Don’t let the all-too-common, over-age-50 condition of spinal stenosis slow you down! Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre has the treatment for you!

 
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre offers research-recommended treatment – Cox® Technic – for relief of symptoms due to spinal stenosis. 
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